News: January 2020
Personalia: Pravrajika Bhaktipranaji, President, Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission - Revered President Mataji is keeping well at the headquarters.
Personalia: Pravrajika Anandapranaji, Vice President, Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission - Revered Mataji returned from Bangalore on 12th December after visiting Chennai and Guntur.
News from Headquarters
12th January – National Youth Day
12th January – the National Youth Day, was observed at the Headquarters as every year, with a procession around Dakshineswar and a meeting at the Math premises. About 1000 students and teachers from different schools of the locality participated. All of them partook of cooked prasad sitting.
24th December - Christmas Eve was duly observed at the headquarters.
News from Branch Centres
Inauguration of the renovated old shrine, the newly built office and publication showroom
During her visit to Sri Sarada Math, Bangalore, Revered Pravrajika Anandapranaji, Vice President, inaugurated the renovated old shrine and the newly built office and publication showroom on 12th December.
A plot of land with building was handed over to the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission at Devprayag
A plot of land with building was handed over to the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission by the Ramakrishna Sarada Ashram, Devprayag for starting cultural and charitable activities in the region. The project started under the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, New Delhi from 1st December, 2019.
Pravrajika Ambikaprana (Jayam)
With deep sorrow we record the passing away of Pravrajika Ambikaprana (Jayam), age 84, at the headquarters on 9th December 2019 at 4.25 p.m. due to cardio respiratory failure and septicaemia of the gastrointestinal track. The end was peaceful.
A diabetic patient since many years, she later suffered a partial stroke in 2015 and became invalid. Gradually her condition deteriorated leading to the fatal end.
A disciple of Swami Yatiswarananda, she joined the Sarada Mandiram, Thrissur in 1954 and came to stay at the headquarters in 1956, where she remained till 1960 when she was transferred to Nivedita School till 1963. She was initiated into Brahmacharya in 1960 and was invested with Sannyasa in 1965 by Pravrajika Bharatiprana. Between short stays at the headquarters, she served at Sri Sarada Math, Thrissur from 1970 to 1975 and again a few months in 1976, after which she remained at the headquarters. She was mainly occupied with pujas and serving the elders and devotees. She performed the special puja on the dedication ceremony of Sri Sarada Math Temple at Dakshineswar on 6th November 1981.
A tireless intense worker, bold and fearless, she will be remembered for her ardent desire to serve and to worship. May her soul rest in peace!
Pravrajika Dayatmaprana (Mitra)
We are deeply sorry to record the passing away of Pravrajika Dayatmaprana (Mitra), age 44, at the Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata (INK hospital) on 24th December 2019 at 5.40 a.m. due to malignant brain tumour. She was in coma for about a week.
From early November she experienced unbearable headaches and vomiting. On investigation, it was detected that she had a malignant brain tumour. She underwent operation on 5th November and started to recover, though the tumour could not be totally removed. After a few radio therapy sessions and chemotherapy, there was relapse and she underwent a second operation. Soon after, she entered into coma.
A disciple of Swami Bhuteshananda, she joined the Order in 1997 at the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan. She was initiated into Brahmacharya on 14.1.2004 by Pravrajika Shraddhaprana and was invested with Sannyasa in December 2010 by Pravrajika Bhaktiprana. At different times she served at the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Centres at Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, Gangarampore, CIT Ashrama and at the headquarters.
Sincere, active and efficient, she was always ready to render service wherever required. Her untimely demise is a loss to the Order. May her soul rest in peace!
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